All V/Line trains and most coach services depart and arrive into Southern Cross. It is V/Line's busiest train station with up to 30,000 passengers passing through during peak periods.
LocationThe station is located on Spencer St in Melbourne, between Collins and Lonsdale streets. View the location at Google Maps.
Station layoutDownload the Southern Cross Station layout map (pdf, 150KB). The map shows:
- The layout of V/Line coaches
- Airport buses
- And other regional / interstate buses and coaches.
V/Line tickets are available from two booking offices one near the corner of Collins and Spencer streets and the other between the train station and coach terminal.
The main office near the corner of Collins and Spencer streets is open:
The coach ticket office, located near the entrance to the coach bays near the corner of Spencer and Bourke streets is open:
NSWTrainLink and Great Southern Railway tickets are available from a separate ticket outlet near the corner of Collins and Spencer streets.
Airport bus and regional / interstate coach tickets can be purchased inside the coach terminal for:
Luggage / baggage
Trolleys are available at various locations around the station. Lockers of various sizes are also available for hire for a maximum of 24 hours. The luggage hall is under the Bourke Street bridge between the train station and coach terminal.
V/Line passengers on services travelling to or from Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Warrnambool can check-in their luggage into the luggage hall. For more information see the luggage section of this website.
Passenger information displays
Are located around the station. V/Line and other regional arrivals and departures are shown in red. Metropolitan services are shown in blue.
Check the PID when you arrive at the station to see which platform your service is leaving from.
V/Line coaches, airport buses and other regional / interstate coaches leave from the Southern Cross coach terminal.
It is located next to the train station and can be accessed from Spencer Street (opposite Little Bourke Street) or from within the train station.
Station car parking
Wilsons Parking operate the car park at Southern Cross. There is no parking directly outside the station terminal except a 15 minute limit bay for disabled and a five minute pick-up / drop-off bay. Visit the Wilsons website for more information on car parking fees and hours.
Items left on V/Line services and at stations are sent to the luggage hall of the station. You can contact the luggage hall about lost property on 03 9619 2588.
Getting to / from Flinders Street Station
Metropolitan trains depart and arrive from Flinders Street Station. The station is one stop from Southern Cross and takes less than five minutes.
If you are arriving or departing from Southern Cross your V/Line ticket also includes free metropolitan travel. Metro trains depart from platforms 9 to 14 at Southern Cross Station.
Travellers Aid offer support services and transport information for passengers with special needs. It is open from 07:00 until 22:00 daily.
Travellers Aid provides:
Rest area and lounge
Accessible rest rooms
Public internet access
Wheelchair and scooter recharging
Baby change facilities
Showers (with towel hire)
Free buggy transport through Southern Cross Station for the elderly and people with a disability (this service required a booking 24 hours in advance)
Manual wheelchair access
Public transport and accommodation information
Crisis support and information
For more information visit the Travellers Aid website.